As our last Saturday blog post of the year for this blog, I wanted to do a little round-up of a few useful articles written here over the years on using language. These tips are helpful for putting a sentence together and proofreading your own work, so if you’re looking to brush up on your writing skills, be sure to check out the articles that these tips are linked to!
Three great writing tips:
- A comma always comes before the coordinating conjunction when linking two or more independent clauses. Find out what exactly this means and learn more about the comma by checking out this Punctuation Matters article.
- Write the apostrophe before the “s” if a thing belongs to someone. Check out an example and learn two more common problems people have with apostrophes by reading Three Common Mistakes People Make with Apostrophes.
- Practice is essential to becoming a writer. You’re not going to learn all the rules of language (and which ones are okay to break!) overnight. Keep writing and you will see improvements! Check out my review of The Freelance Writer’s Handbook to see if the book might be of use to you.